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Is sickle cell disease genetic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The recessive sickle gene is carried silently in a percentage of the population.
When two carriers produce offspring their is 25% risk with each conception that an affected baby will be born.

In brief: Yes

The recessive sickle gene is carried silently in a percentage of the population.
When two carriers produce offspring their is 25% risk with each conception that an affected baby will be born.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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